Le Père Lachaise is the world’s most famous cemetery with tightly packed tombs, cobbled lanes and tree-lined streets – a small city of the dead. See where the medieval lovers Heloise and Abelard were finally lain to rest in 1817 after lying in the same coffin for two hundred years.
Other famous inhabitants include Sarah Bernhardt, Maria Callas, Molière, Delacroix, Ingres, Chopin, Balzac, Proust, Colette and Edith Piaf.
Why was Oscar Wilde’s tomb considered offensive? How did Jim Morrison end up here?